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Scala, Mark

Overview
Works: 23 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 1,518 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Mark Scala
Paint made flesh( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paint Made Flesh examines the ways in which European and American painters have used oil paint and the human body to convey enduring human vulnerabilities, among them anxieties about desire, appearance, illness, aging, war, and death. In the tradition of great figure painting stretching back to Rembrandt and Titian, the 34 artists in the exhibition, working in the years since World War II, exploit oil paint's visual and tactile properties to mirror those of the body, while exploring the body's capacity to reflect the soul.Drawn from private and public collections and arranged by chronology and nationality, the 43 paintings in the exhibition reflect a wide range of styles. Strong colors and vigorous brushwork associated with German expressionism give crude life to figures by artists ranging from the San Francisco Bay area painters to a younger generation, including Markus Lüpertz and Susan Rothenberg. Candid depictions of flesh by British painters Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud suggest psychological pain at the margins of society, while paint as skin betrays the inner feelings of Jenny Saville's swollen females
Judith Godwin, style and grace by Judith Godwin( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Godwin: Style and Grace examines the stylistic evolution of one of this country's most gifted abstract painters. Godwin's move from Virginia to New York in the early 1950s coincided with the emergence of the New York School spearheaded by Willem DeKooning and the influential teacher Hans Hofmann, with whom Godwin studied. Ann Gibson explores Godwin's struggle to break away from the dominant "masculine" and existential values of the painters of the time toward an embrace of rich and complex color relationships, surface embellishment, and gracefully-curving forms. She also describes the influence of Zen philosophy, nature, and architectural design on Godwin's vibrantly hued, spatially open compositions of the 1980s and 1990s
Fairy tales, monsters, and the genetic imagination( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curator of a new exhibition of conceptions of monsters at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents essays that discuss the historical context of anthropomorphism in many cultures' mythology and folklore that inspired the featured artists
Chaos and awe : painting for the 21st century by Mark W Scala( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty paintings, reproduced in color, by an international array of contemporary artists, show the aptness and relevance of painting in an era of uncertainty.In an age of global instability, the threat of chaos looms. Or is the threat more spectral than real? The fear of chaos may simply be our response to living in a world controlled by powerful forces beyond our understanding. Chaos and Awe demonstrates the aptness and relevance of painting as a medium for expressing the uncertainty of our era. It presents more than fifty paintings, by an international array of contemporary artists, that induce sensations of disturbance, curiosity, and expansiveness -- the new sublime, derived not from the unfathomable mystery of nature but from the hidden and often insidious forces of culture. Essays by art historians and "painters who write" offer context and illumination. Chaos and Awe, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, shows that painting's capacity to represent the liminal space between the real and the virtual allows it to portray the shifting ground of today's social imaginary. With suggestions of fragmentation, instability, and murkiness, these paintings enclose what seems to be (as Simon Morley writes in his essay) "wholly unenclosable." Exhibition: Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, U.S.A. (22.06.2018-16.09.2018)
Art of Tennessee( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation story : Gee's Bend quilts and the art of Thornton Dial( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book "explores parallels and intersections in the works of Dial and his fellow Alabamians, the remarkable quilters of Gee's Bend. In the tradition of African American cemetery constructions and yard art, these artists harness the tactile properties and symbolic associations of cast-off materials in creating an art of profound beauty and evocative power. Produced against a backdrop of poverty and racism, these artworks have an appeal that crosses aesthetic, social, and geographical boundaries, earning them wide recognition as being among the most compelling art of our time."--
Phantom bodies : the human aura in art( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third and final volume in the Scala triptych on the human body. The first two were PAINT MADE FLESH and FAIRY TALES"--Provided by publisher"--
An enduring legacy : art of the Americas from Nashville collections( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Spencer, beyond the surface( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A resident of Nashville whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally, Jack Spencer alters the surfaces of his photographs with techniques suggestive of painting--rich patinas and luminous colors, softly-focused or veiled forms, and traces of the artist's hand: imperfections, marks, and painterly textures. The exhibition catalog consists of an essay by Susan Edwards and 70 full-page color plates selected from such series as "Native Soil," "Apariciones," "This Land," and "Portraits and Gestures" to exemplify the relationship between these compelling surfaces and Spencer's interest in myth, mystery, and the ephemeral nature of existence that is implied by and beyond the surface. Each of six sections includes works from various series in which the language of photography is expanded to convey narratives inspired by other art forms, especially literature and painting. "Portraits and Figures" reveals Spencer's capacity to define the psychological complexity of the people he photographs, who often occupy the periphery of society. Further exploring the theme of hidden narratives, but as suggested by the altered face, "Disguise/Perform" includes photographs--primarily taken in Mexico--featuring masked and painted figures often associated with ancient rituals and alternative life styles. "Beautiful Lies" includes new work in which the exposed skin of subjects has been painted or otherwise altered by the artist and then photographed with luminous props and mysterious settings to underscore the sense of artifice, as if the body itself is shown to be an imaginative construction. "Day into Night" continues Spencer's consideration of transitions from one state of being to another, this time through the use of ephemeral plays of light and shadow, often suggesting dawn or dusk as signifiers of change. The final two sections focus on the symbolic meaning and phenomenological experiences of the landscape. Inspired by such regionalist painters as Grant Wood, "This Land" includes works that convey dreamlike views of rural and small-town America. "Color as Light" features landscapes in which the limpid atmosphere merges land, trees, animals, and sky into a palpable gestalt--landscapes of the mind's eye that evoke the limitless quality of Mark Rothko's color-saturated canvases"--
Golden children : four centuries of European portraits : from the Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real illusions : contemporary art from Nashville collections by Chase W Rynd( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marilyn Murphy : suspended animation by Mark Scala( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragile species : new art Nashville( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The industrial sublime( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From twilight to dawn : postmodern art from the UBS PaineWebber Art Collection( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusions of innocence : the child in modern photography by Mark Scala( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presence of absence : the photographs of Tokihiro Sato( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three-dimensionalism by Mark Scala( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Virginia photographs, 1842-1900 by Mark Scala( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Paint made flesh
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Judith Godwin, style and graceFairy tales, monsters, and the genetic imaginationArt of Tennessee
Alternative Names
Scala, Mark W.

Languages
English (45)